Stir Crazy? Fall Entertainment Options in Fort Worth HERE!

Stir Crazy? Fall Entertainment Options in Fort Worth HERE!

You’ve spent the past several months cooped up inside your home, itching to get out. Finally, there’s some relief: Restrictions due to the pandemic are being slowly relaxed, allowing museums, live music venues and other local entertainment destinations to open.

All have reopened with social distancing and other COVID safety protocols in place. As always, call or click to make sure information is current before you make your plans.

 

ARTS & CULTURE

 

Amon Carter Museum: Known for its impressive permanent collection of American art, the Amon is currently hosting three exhibitions. Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography, on view through Nov. 1, examines the birth and popularity of 19th century cabinet cards. Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce, also on view through Nov. 1, is made up of vivid works by the well-known Texas landscape artist. And Puente Nuevo by Justin Favela, on view until Nov. 15, is a colorful exhibition featuring large-scale artwork made from materials used to construct pinatas. www.cartermuseum.org

 

Arlington Museum of Art: This hidden gem in downtown Arlington, open for more than three decades, is currently showing Knox Martin: Living Legend, featuring the big and bold artwork of celebrated painter, sculptor and muralist Knox Martin. Through Oct. 11. https://www.arlingtonmuseum.org

 

Modern Art Museum: Although its restaurant remains closed, the museum portion of the Modern has reopened and is currently showing Mark Bradford: End Papers, an exhibition devoted to the end papers created by mixed media artist Mark Bradford. The museum’s next exhibition opens Nov. 6 and features the work of abstract artist Marina Adams. The Modern’s film series, Magnolia at the Modern, has also resumed. www.themodern.org/exhibitions/current

 

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: One of the city’s most popular museums is reopening, little by little. Hours are currently limited, from 11am-4pm Thursday-Saturday. Open exhibitions are geared toward little ones, who can learn about space exploration; Texas animals and their eco-systems; bead-making; and virtual reality. Because many portions of the museum are still closed due to COVID, including the Children’s Museum and the Omni, the price of admission has been reduced to $9 per person. The museum is free for children under the age of 5. Reservations are required. https://www.fwmuseum.org

 

International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame: Bowling enthusiasts will certainly be bowled over by this fun boutique museum dedicated to all things bowling. The museum has been closed due to COVID but will reopen with limited hours Sept. 29. Reservations are required. https://www.bowlingmuseum.com

 

Kimbell Art Museum: Considered by many to be one of the best art museums in the country, the Kimbell will welcome its next traveling exhibition in December. Titled Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, the showing will include more than 200 objects, including statues, jewelry, vases and mummies, from the ancient village of Deir-el-Medina, home to the craftsmen who made the royal tombs. In the meantime, enjoy an exhibition of British artist J. M. W. Turner’s paintings, an extensive Asian art collection, and the museum’s permanent collection of historic works. www.kimbellart.org

 

National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame: The only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the West, the National Cowgirl Museum has reopened with limited hours and reduced admission. Currently on exhibit is It’s Never Just a Horse, which examines the partnership between people and horses, particularly the Museum’s Hall of Fame honorees. http://www.cowgirl.net

 

Texas Civil War Museum: This often overlooked museum in far west Fort Worth offers a thorough – and thought-provoking – examination of Texas’ role in the Civil War. Currently open with limited hours. https://texascivilwarmuseum.com

 

LIVE THEATER 

Casa Manana: This longtime Fort Worth theater recently announced several shows to be held in its Reid Cabaret Theatre, recently updated to meet social distancing guidelines. Performances include Queen of the Night – An Evening with Whitney, a live concert featuring singers Adrianna Hicks and Nicole Vanessa Ortiz belting out the songs of Whitney Houston (Sept. 29-Oct. 3), and Frank Sinatra – The Second Century, a live concert tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes featuring New York musical theatre performers (Oct. 13-17). Casa’s Broadway performances are scheduled to resume in February with Matilda The Musical. http://www.casamanana.org

 

Circle Theatre: Downtown’s underground theater is planning a virtual reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. A stage adaptation appeared on Broadway in 2017 and was scheduled to be a part of Circle Theatre’s current season. The theater’s reading will take place virtually this fall.  https://www.circletheatre.com

 

Jubilee Theatre: Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre will soon announce its new season. Look for information on http://www.jubileetheatre.org.

 

Stage West Theatre: The pandemic has forced local arts organizations to think outside of the box and no other local theater may be as far from the box as Stage West, whose brilliant drive-in show Everything Will Be Fine is currently the toast of Fort Worth’s theatre community. Picture a drive-in movie and replace it with a dance/theater experience and you have Everything Will Be Fine. Final performances are Sept. 24-27 at the Texas Wesleyan University Administration Building parking lot, 1205 Wesleyan Street. Advance tickets are required. In October, Stage West will present Playlets, a triplet of three short virtual plays. https://stagewest.org

 

Theatre Arlington: While full-scale theatrical productions are currently on hold, the theater has several smaller, crowd-pleasing performances scheduled for this fall, including Comedy Tonight, a musical revue celebrating the last four decades of Theatre Arlington (now through Oct. 4). The theater will also host a cabaret series in October with singer Ken’Ja L. Brown on Oct. 16, a Gershwin revue on Oct. 17 and the family-friendly Halloween song and dance show, Creepy Cabaret Oct. 30-31. https://theatrearlington.org

 

Theatre Wesleyan: Texas Wesleyan’s theatre troupe continues its Six Plays At Six Feet series with an outdoor production of At a Distance, an original play written and directed by professor of theatre, Connie Whitt-Lambert. The show, about two strangers who discover a shared appreciation of solitude and classical literature, includes – and is inspired by – the works of Sophocles, Aristophanes and William Shakespeare and other famous poets and philosophers. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. Oct. 2-4 at Kay Granger Mall at Texas Wesleyan University. https://txwes.edu

 

LIVE MUSIC

 

Arlington Music Hall: One of the few music venues in the area to reopen, Arlington Music Hall has a full slate of upcoming concerts. Shows include Bellamy Brothers (Sept. 25); Oak Ridge Boys (Sept. 26); The Association (Oct. 8); and Lorrie Morgan (Oct. 29). https://arlingtonmusichall.net

 

Billy Bob’s Texas: The world’s largest honky tonk has officially reopened, with new COVID-conscious guidelines in place. There’s also a full menu of grub, from burgers to barbecue. Concerts are back, too. Upcoming performances include a pair of Riley Green shows (Sept. 24-25); a double-header with Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen (Oct. 23); and the return of Texas singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen (Nov. 6). Billy Bob’s will also host the 2020 Texas Country Music Awards on Nov. 15. https://billybobstexas.com

 

Fat Daddy’s:  One of Tarrant County’s most popular spots for live music has re-opened and filled their calendar with all of your favorite tribute bands.  Worth the trip to Mansfield for the music and the menu!  https://fatdaddyslive.com/

 

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra: Since Bass Performance Hall remains closed due to COVID, the FWSO has moved the Symphonic Series and the Pop Series performances to Will Rogers Auditorium, including Beethoven’s “Pastoral” (Oct. 16-18), Soul Men (Oct 23-25), Home for the Holidays (Nov. 27-29) and others. https://fwsymphony.org

 

Levitt Pavilion: In addition to the now famous, Living Room Concert Series, Arlington’s family-friendly outdoor venue is presenting a social distanced outdoor concert event with Randy Rogers on October 10th.   https://levittpavilionarlington.org/

 

RIdglea Theater: Fort Worth’s historic Ridglea Theater has a handful of concerts scheduled over the next several weeks, including a can’t-miss double-header with Patty Griffin and Mavis Staples on Oct. 24. https://www.theridglea.com

 

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Take a stroll through the prettiest place in Fort Worth. Open seven days a week, from 8am-6pm. https://www.fwbg.org

 

Fort Worth Zoo: The nation’s No. 1 zoo is open but reservations are required. The zoo’s popular Boo at the Zoo returns, as a drive-through event, Oct. 22-25. https://www.fortworthzoo.org

 

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze: ‘Tis the season for pumpkin patches and this long-running p-patch in Grapevine, opening Oct. 2, is among the biggest in the area. In addition to the two-acre corn maze, there are hayrides, food and drinks and, of course, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. http://www.hallspumpkinfarm.net

 

Log Cabin Village: Take a trip back in time, to the days of log cabins and no Instagram. Reservations required. https://www.logcabinvillage.org

 

Six Flags Over Texas: Thrill-seeker’s paradise is open weekends only and also for special events, such as the upcoming Fright Fest. Reservations required. https://www.sixflags.com

 

Taste of Nigeria Festival: Get a taste of authentic Nigerian cuisine at this seventh annual event, taking place at noon Sept. 26 at Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie. https://www.eventbrite.com

 

Texas Wine Month in Grapevine:  Wine enthusiasts from around the state and country are invited to come celebrate Texas Wine Month in Historic Grapevine, which kicks off at the Nash Farm Harvest Moon Supper celebrating the harvest moon. Additional activities include live jazz and Grapevine wines on board the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. The 28th Annual New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail features multiple winery tasting rooms in Historic Downtown Grapevine, and visitors and residents alike have the unique opportunity to observe The Lone Star International Wine Competition. For more information on Texas Wine Month events, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/TexasWineMonth.

 

Trinity Trails of Fort Worth: All portions of the 100 mile-plus Trinity Trails remain open for joggers, bikers and good ol’ fashion walkers. https://www.trinitytrailsfw.com

 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

 

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth: The popular chamber group will stream a recorded performance of its A Bridge of Searing Beauty concert at 2pm on Oct. 10. https://www.cmsfw.org

 

The Cliburn: Home of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, The Cliburn continues to present a myriad of online events and experiences, from children’s education programs to streaming concerts. https://cliburn.org

 

DFW Child Virtual Family Night: Every other Friday, DFW Child magazine and the Carrollton Public Library join hands to present interactive, online story-reading events designed for the whole family. Registration is required. https://dfwchild.com

 

Fort Worth Opera: Celebrating its 75th season, the Fort Worth Opera has launched a new digital initiative called Green Room, which includes master classes, online performances and Zoom readings of new works. https://www.fwopera.org

 

Levitt Pavilion: Arlington’s family-friendly outdoor venue is bringing the intimacy of its live concerts to your living room with a virtual concert series called, appropriately enough, Your Living Room. Performers include Jamie Lin Wilson (Sept. 25); La Tropa F (Sept. 26); Abraham Alexander (Oct. 16); and others. In-person concerts will resume in 2021, with the exception of an Oct. 10 Randy Rogers show, which is a fundraiser for Levitt. https://levittpavilionarlington.org

TCU Theatre: Texas Christian University’s College of Fine Arts is presenting two upcoming virtual theatre performances: The Melody Lingers On, a classical musical revue that pays homage to Irving Berlin (Sept. 24-27), and the Shakespearean My Love is as a Fever: Sonnets on Love and Other Maladies (Oct. 29-Nov. 1). Both will be live-streamed through TCU Theatre’s YouTube channel. https://www.tcu.edu

 

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Preserve the Fort — ROUND TWO

Preserve the Fort — ROUND TWO

Applications now open for second round of Preserve the Fort business grants

Applications for the second round of Preserve the Fort business grants opened this afternoon to help local businesses who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.

Almost $9 million is available to businesses through these grants, which are funded by part of the City of Fort Worth’s CARES Act allocation.

Thanks to the success of the first round of Preserve the Fort grants earlier this summer, the city’s Economic Development Department and United Way of Tarrant County have expanded the grant criteria to include slightly larger businesses with up to 500 employees, in addition to smaller for-profit businesses and self-employed individuals/independent contractors.

Special focus is also being given to bars and music venues that were forced to close as of June 26. These businesses are eligible for a grant up to three times their lost average monthly revenue before the COVID-19 disaster declaration of March 13. This award will be capped at $100,000. Businesses must demonstrate a financial impact due to COVID-19 that meets or exceeds the eligible grant amount to receive the full award.

Performing arts nonprofits will be eligible for a grant of up to 1.5 times their gross average monthly revenue before the COVID-19 disaster declaration occurred on March 13. This award will be capped at $100,000 and can be used to cover expenses from sales and concessions.

Lastly, nonprofit businesses are eligible for a Preserve the Fort grant that covers up to 75% of  expenses incurred as part of their COVID-19 reopening efforts. The grant will reimburse nonprofits for expenses like personal protective equipment (PPE), plexiglass barriers, sanitizer stands, and more. 

A complete list of eligibility information and required documentation, for both businesses and nonprofits, is currently available on the Preserve the Fort webpage

Document assistance available to business owners

As with the first round of Preserve the Fort grants, business owners must submit a variety of financial documentation with their application to verify their financial need. However, this may be the first time that many businesses have had to apply for financial assistance, and the process can be overwhelming.

To address this challenge, the City of Fort Worth is leveraging its partnerships to provide business owners with help to prepare their documentation, particularly their profit and loss (P&L) statements. Spearheaded by Fort Worth Now, a team of volunteers will be on standby over the next several weeks to help answer questions about the documentation required for the application.

Volunteers will be available on weekends and after 5 p.m., to accommodate those business owners with nontraditional working hours.

Business owners can schedule an appointment time that’s convenient for them, and will receive a 30-minute phone call from a volunteer at the appointed time to discuss whatever they need help with – whether it’s explaining documentation requirements, providing direction on the application itself, or assisting with the creation of profit and loss statements.

These document assistance appointments begin Wednesday, Sep. 9, and business owners can schedule their appointment online. Document assistance is also available in Spanish.

Business owners will be expected to submit up to seven documents – including a 2019 federal tax return, their profit and loss (P&L) statement for 2019, their profit and loss statement for 2020 with data broken down by month, and a proof of employment Q1 2020 941 – as part of their application.

A faster and stronger recovery

“It’s critical that we continue to support our residents and businesses throughout the pandemic,” said Mayor Betsy Price. “By supporting our small businesses, including bars and performing art nonprofits, we can all work to ensure that Fort Worth recovers faster and stronger.”

“While we had many successes with the first round of Preserve the Fort, there’s still a lot of work to be done,” said Robert Sturns, the city’s economic development director. “In addition to our small business owners, several of the industries for which Fort Worth is known – our bars and restaurants, our arts scene, our music venues, and others – are all still struggling. This second round of funding will hopefully help offset some of the damage from the past few months.”

“United Way of Tarrant County is pleased to partner again with the City of Fort Worth on the Preserve the Fort small business grant program,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “The initial round of funding provided a much-needed lifeline to more than 800 small businesses, and yet we continue to see economic devastation, especially among small business owners, as a result of COVID-19. The distribution of the next round of funds will support even more locally owned companies in Fort Worth and help them avoid layoffs or keep from going out of business.”

Important notes

  • Businesses who have already received a Preserve the Fort grant earlier this summer are still eligible to receive another one during this second round of funding.
  • Businesses that received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or an Economic Injury Disaster Loan are still eligible for this grant.
  • Credit scores and existing debt will not be taken into account before the funds are awarded.
  • Businesses and nonprofits who receive Preserve the Fort grants will be expected to keep track of how their grant money is spent, and may be called upon to produce these documents in the event of a financial audit.
  • Business owners are encouraged to apply at FortWorthTexas.gov/preserve-the-fort until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and follow the city’s Economic Development Facebook page for updates.

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Near Southside named Cultural District of Texas

Near Southside Arts, managed by community development organization Near Southside, Inc., is one of 5 prestigious designations announced by TCA, also including the Red River Cultural District in Austin, the Deep Ellum Cultural District in Dallas and two districts in Houston: the Fifth Ward Cultural District and the Historic Third Ward Arts District.

This cultural district designation will open the door for new funding opportunities. Not only will Near Southside Arts (NSA) and other nonprofits located inside the district have the opportunity to apply for TCA grants, but the nearly 1,400-acre district will be recognized by the state as a destination for arts investments.

“We’re proud that the Near Southside is gaining recognition as a hub for creativity and growth.” Mike Brennan, Near Southside, Inc. President said in regard to receiving cultural district designation, “This community is filled with dreamers, artists, and risktakers that deserve to be recognized, and we are so honored to see our thriving district receive this support and validation.” 

The neighborhood encompasses Fort Worth’s medical district, design district, and is the hub for local businesses and acclaimed restaurants. Near Southside Arts proudly joins the museum district as Fort Worth’s second cultural district. 

For over two decades, the Near Southside has placed cultural investment at the center of its revitalization. The district hosts arts-centric community events including ArtsGoggle, Open Streets, Friday on the Green, and Park(ing) Day that together attract over 100,000 attendees from around North Texas annually. In addition, the Near Southside is home to many of Fort Worth’s notable theaters, live music venues, recording studios, chef-led restaurants and art schools. Leaders from Amphibian Stage, Stage West, SiNaCa Studios, Studio Cufflink, and various other arts organizations serve on the NSA Cultural Committee established last year to guide the application and planning process as the district sought designation. The committee was chaired by pioneering cultural investor Jennifer Henderson, founder of J.O., Gallery 440, and the The Cause Agency, and the effort’s branding and communications are a direct result of her involvement.

“To us, this designation is proof that Near Southside has our priorities right,” said Megan Henderson, Director of Events and Communications Near Southside, Inc. “We’re proud to see our creative community and unique Near Southside culture flourish for the past 25 years and now, with the support of TCA, we know Near Southside Arts will be an important catalyst as we begin our next chapter of growth.”

For more information about the Near Southside Arts application, cultural plan, steering committee, and district overview, visit www.nearsouthsidearts.org.

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Kimbell’s Permanent Collection Revisited

The Kimbell Art Museum — a Fort Worth Gem and easily one of the finest small art museums in the nation, boasts one of the most impressive permanent collections in the world. They’ve revisited their permanent collection in the Louis I. Kahn building, now open for visitors.

Now on view at the Kimbella new installation of the museum’s internationally renowned permanent collection showcases the museum’s commitment to excellence and invites patrons to experience the depth, diversity and refinement of its extraordinary assembly of masterworks.


Embracing the philosophy that a single outstanding piece of artwork has the power to educate and inspire more than many representative objects, the Kimbell welcomes visitors to explore exceptional works of art that span time, place and medium. Each distinguished masterpiece in the Kimbell’s collection has been expertly chosen to meet a strict criterion of aesthetic beauty and historical importance. The installation features more than 40 African, Ancient American, Asian and European paintings and sculptures, culminating in a profound offering of the highest caliber that art lovers and culture seekers of all backgrounds will enjoy.


“Museums are forged from curiosity and generosity, and the Kimbell is one of the most perfect and eloquent examples of the quest for the ideal,” said Guillaume Kientz, curator of European art. “Masterpiece after masterpiece, even the smallest object in the collection has the power to invoke the widest humanity, the oldest civilization and the most coveted treasure. Dialogues of colors, shapes and details build visual bridges among cultures, astonish visitors and foster admiration for human creativity.”


Objects from the collection appear in thoughtful dialogue throughout the world-renowned Louis I. Kahn Building. With its open layout and emphasis on natural light as a vital part of illumination, this iconic building is the optimal space for an in-depth exploration of this selection of masterpieces. 

“With its enveloping light, Louis Kahn’s architecture offers a solemn yet accessible background for this collection of gems,” Kientz said. “It is a shrine; it is a vault; but most importantly, it is an invitation to a total, unparalleled experience.”

 

About the Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Velázquez, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the Ancient Americas.

The museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. For more information, visit kimbellart.org

Admission to the museum’s permanent collection is always free. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fridays, noon–8 p.m.; Sundays, noon–5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451

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Fort Worth Opera announces New Digital Initiative

Fort Worth Opera announces New Digital Initiative

FWO Green Room features Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Rowley’s six-week Virtual Audition Intensive for young singers; Festival Artists Online, the company’s platform for concerts and compelling conversations; Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop, a two-night exploration of operatic storytelling; and an inspirational choral project featuring the stunning Fort Worth Opera Chorus.

FORT WORTH, TX — Fort Worth Opera (FWO) is proud to announce the launch of FWO Green Room, a new digital initiative to kick off the company’s 75th anniversary season. In this time of social distancing, as opera companies across the globe continue to explore innovative ways to connect with audiences and build dynamic relationships through technology, FWO is thrilled to offer a blend of entertaining and interactive online content for opera lovers and novices alike. The FWO Green Room will feature exhilarating performances, seminars, masterclasses, a two-night libretto workshop with an all-star panel, and round-table discussions with some of the most remarkable luminaries of the opera world.

Following an immensely popular weekend masterclass series with FWO this summer, Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Rowley will offer an exclusive, six-week Virtual Audition Intensive to prepare young opera singers for the fall audition season ahead. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, physical auditions have been replaced with video submissions and virtual performances for audition panels. Over the course of six sessions, Ms. Rowley and her renowned guests will offer invaluable guidance each week on how to deliver an impressive audition, while navigating the current digital landscape successfully.

Beginning August 22, Jennifer Rowley’s Virtual Audition Intensive will be held on Zoom each Saturday through September 26, and simultaneously streamed to FWO and Ms. Rowley’s Facebook pages. These insightful masterclasses and seminars will discuss vocal health and fatigue, the audition circuit in Europe, and the anatomy of a perfect video audition with special guests David and Francisco Salazar of OperaWire, and production company La Cuarta Productions. FWO is also delighted to announce that E. Loren Meeker, General and Artistic Director of OPERA San Antonio, will return after the first summer session to hold another fantastic acting masterclass. Additionally, Ms. Rowley will host classes and talks on young artist programs, mainstage auditions, international competitions, and acquiring management, but with a twist — live audition panels featuring top industry professionals.

While Fort Worth Opera was saddened to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Festival, this unforeseen global crisis has truly invigorated the company. Now is a time ripe for reinvention. Challenges have yielded opportunities to connect with our local and artistic communities in ways that had rarely been mined before the pandemic. FWO looks forward to the moment when these extraordinary artists can be flown to North Texas for live performances. In the interim, the company has invited many of the past season’s stars to join us virtually.

Starting the week of August 17, FWO will debut Festival Artists Online, the company’s digital platform for thrilling concerts, intimate living room performances, and fascinating discussions. Fort Worth Opera is honored to have internationally acclaimed artists Martin BakariVanessa BecerraEmily FonsDevon GuthrieAbigail LevisCurt Olds, Luis Alejandro OrozcoDonovan SingletaryEfraín Solís, and Talise Trevigne as the project’s inaugural guests. Performances, IGTV interviews, and scheduled conversations will be announced on the company’s official website and social media platforms in the weeks to come.

FWO Green Room will also feature the return of Fort Worth Opera’s celebrated new works showcase Frontiers, in a slightly different format on Zoom. Stripped of any musical elements for this latest incarnation, Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop will highlight some of the most vibrant literary voices in contemporary opera, with a two-night exploration of storytelling led by Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell and a prestigious panel of librettists, directors, and singers. A call for submissions, further details, and the full list of panelists will be announced shortly.

The Fort Worth Opera Chorus has become a force to be reckoned with over the past two seasons under brilliant new Chorus Master Alfrelynn Roberts. Next month, FWO will unveil a stunning, inspirational choral performance from a revered 20th-century American composer, arranger, and choral director. Forty-two choristers will be highlighted on the company’s social media platforms weekly until this virtual choral project premieres, and information will be forthcoming.

FWO Green Room is part of Fort Worth Opera’s ongoing desire to stay connected and engaged with our community during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This exciting initiative will evolve throughout the company’s 75th anniversary season, as FWO continues to foster strong partnerships with our devoted patrons, inspire the next generation of opera lovers, and support the incredible artists who are the lifeblood of the performing arts here in North Texas and beyond. Visit www.fwopera.org to learn more.

ABOUT FORT WORTH OPERA: Founded in 1946, Fort Worth Opera is the oldest continually-performing opera company in Texas, and one of the 14 oldest opera companies in the United States. The organization has received national acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its artistic excellence. Beginning in 2017, Fort Worth Opera launched Noches de Ópera (Nights of Opera), a groundbreaking campaign designed to introduce powerful operas to the community, each reflecting the diverse cultures of American audiences.

 

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